Wednesday, March 13, 2013

On empathy

e-Patient Dave posts a copy of a new video from Cleveland Clinic. See it there, or here. It is lovely, as is the quote from Thoreau:

“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?”


e-Patient Dave said...

Thanks for spreading it.

In 200 conferences & meetings in the past 3 years I've seen a lot of ways of looking at what medicine needs, but nothing that comes close to this neglected aspect of the situation. In it I hear a lot of what you've written about here.

Shihwe said...

amazing video - thanks for sharing

Nate O said...

would be great if some of this empathy was displayed when creating their charge master or collecting for services rendered under it.

Billing and trying to collect 1000% of cost, where is the empathy?